World Cup of Skateboarding
World Cup Skateboarding (WCS), sometimes referred to as World Cup of Skateboarding, is an international skateboarding federation, organizing the official World Championships of Skateboarding series (taking place in many cities all around the world) and several other skateboard contests. World Cup Skateboarding is the only global organization maintaining a worldwide competitive ranking of professional skateboarders.
Focusing on the professional skateboarder, WCS has grown the pro tour since 1994 from 3 events to over 20 events that encompass the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil.
WCS grew out the existence of the once thriving National Skateboard Association. Learning from the mistakes that the Skateboard Industry made during the NSA years, former NSA President and Directors, Don & Danielle Bostick have made a commitment to the skaters in developing and directing skateboard competitions around the globe.
Officially recognized World Cup Skateboarding events have taken place and many global venues. Some current and past venues are listed below.
- Melbourne – Globe Cup (this is not part of the World Cup Circuit as of 2006)
- Seoul – Asian X Games
- Philadelphia – Gravity Games
- Münster – Monster Mastership
- Prague – Mystic Sk8 Cup
- Lake Forest – GVR
- São Paulo – Crail
- Rio De Janeiro – Oi Rio Vert Jam
- Novo Hamburgo – Qix World Contest